OGC Nice Manager Galtier Provides a Unique Take on Messi’s Early Run With PSG

Lionel Messi opened up his Paris Saint-Germain career on a rather slow start.

For one, the Argentine forward failed to record a single goal contribution in his opening five Ligue 1 fixtures with PSG this season. However, he has turned it around as of late due to the four total goal contributions in his team’s last two league matches.

In the big picture, OGC Nice manager Christophe Galtier sees that there should not have been much concern with the Argentine’s early showings this season.

During a press conference (via Le10Sport) ahead of Nice’s upcoming league fixture against PSG, Galtier came to the defense of the Argentine forward.

“Lionel Messi has spent 99 percent of his career in one club,” Galtier said. “He arrived at the age of 13 at Barcelona. It’s normal that he takes some time to adapt to his club, his partners, the game model, his life. Maybe it was difficult against Saint-Etienne. The playing conditions were not easy for him.

“On set pieces, he puts the ball where it is needed. It will be a real pleasure to meet him. We are privileged in France to have this player in our championship. I enjoy watching him. I hope we won’t see too much of him on Wednesday night. I dare to hope that my players will not watch him play.”

As noted, Messi does come into this fixture in promising form due to the one goal and three assists recorded in PSG’s last two league matches. It sure would be a grand boost for him if he were to lead PSG to triumph against Nice with a pivotal goal contribution.

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